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Long Service Award 20th February 2015 Friday marked a very special occasion for the team, Richard “Leggy” Legg’s official award ceremony for twenty years’ continuous service with the Wyke Coastguard Response...read more
Added by: Mark Fagg - 21st Apr 2015
Challenge Weymouth 14th September 2014 It was autumn 2013 when Mark Fagg, the Station Officer for Wyke Regis Coastguard Rescue team, recklessly announced his intention to participate in the Challenge...read more
Added by: Malcolm Wright - 21st Oct 2014
A quick update on former team member Malcolm Wright. On 18th July Malcolm attended Windsor Castle. Malcolm, who was awarded an MBE in the New Year's Honours List received his...read more
Added by: Mark Fagg - 04th Aug 2014
Wessex FM Local Hero Awards 20th June 2014 On the 20th June four members of the Wyke CRT were honoured to accept the Wessex FM Local Hero Services Award, on behalf...read more
Added by: Mark Fagg - 06th Jul 2014
Former team member Malcolm Wright will celebrate the New Year this evening knowing he is on the New Years honors list. He receives an MBE for 40 years service to...read more
Added by: Mark Fagg - 31st Dec 2013
Former Station Officer Malcolm Wright and the current Station Officer, Mark Fagg both received long service awards on the evening of 15th November. Mark 20 years and Malcolm a second...read more
Added by: Mark Fagg - 25th Nov 2013
Congratulations Malcolm on 40 years of service in HM Coastguard today Having only served 20 years I do not feel qualified to comment on Malcolms 40 years of service in...read more
Added by: Mark Fagg - 24th Oct 2013
Latest 5 Callouts
Icon showing Helicopter Landing Site HLS  #112 / 2018
15th November 2018 - 13:15
Team paged to prepare Dorchester HLS just after 1315 this afternoon. Due to low cloud the casualty was transferred by road so the team were stood down just after leaving the station.
Icon showing Other Female in distress  #111 / 2018
13th November 2018 - 20:38
Full team paged at 2038 to a distressed female threatening to jump into the harbour opposite the Lifeboat station. The team provided a water rescue capability whilst Police negotiated with the individual.
Dorset Police managed to talk the female away from danger and into custody.
Icon showing Search Kite surfer  #110 / 2018
11th November 2018 - 13:43
The team were paged at 1343 to reports of a kitesurfer waving for help off Overcombe.
Solent Coastguard had received a call from a member of the public reporting a kite surfer who appeared to be in trouble. The duty IRT proceeded as did Weymouth Lifeboat ILB.
On route to the kite surfer, the crew of the lifeboat came across a windsurfer with a broken rig who had apparently been on his way out to assist the kite surfer before getting into difficulties himself.
The lifeboat crew took the windsurfer on board and then proceeded to the reported position of the kite surfer. This turned out to have changed as the kite surfer who had become detached from his rig had drifted a considerable distance from the first reported position. A short search soon located him some 500m from the beach at Bowlease.
The kite surfer and windsurfer were recovered from the water were returned to the beach at Bowlease to be met by the team
The Coastguard would always encourage members of the public who see anyone in trouble on the sea to dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard, giving as much information as they can about what and where they have seen it.
Icon showing Medical Evacuation M&G Yacht  #109 / 2018
10th November 2018 - 17:41
The team were paged at 17:41 and asked to provide IRT cover to meet a 40ft French registered yacht in Weymouth Harbour. The vessel had earlier issued a Channel 16 Mayday due to a crew member being washed overboard approximately 20nm from Portland Bill.

The vessel suffered complications trying to retrieve the initial casualty due to the very rough conditions, snagging its spinnaker, resulting in a second casualty aboard. The initial casualty was recovered from the water after the crew managed to free the spinnaker, and retrace their course. Both casualties were bought to the harbour for medical assessment.

The duty IRT met with the yacht and SWAST, assisting with initial assessment and patient transfer. The casualties were both further assessed on scene by SWAST and taken to DCH as a precaution due to probable salt water inhalation.
Icon showing Search Multiple persons in water  #108 / 2018
10th November 2018 - 12:09
The full team were paged at 12:09 to reports of four missing kite surfer near Castle Cove Sailing Club, Weymouth. A heavy squall had passed through Portland Harbour and numerous reports of potential casualties had come through. Portland Bill CRT, both Weymouth Lifeboat and Coastguard Rescue 175 also tasked to incident. Coastguard operations NMOC issued a broadcast to make vessels in the area aware.

Upon departing the CRE, Wyke MRU was redirected to Billy Winters to establish communications, whilst further team members were sent to Castle Cove Sailing Club to gain vantage. Both Weymouth Lifeboat entered Portland Harbour, searching for casualties. Portland Sailing Academy safety boats soon reported picking up all casualties, but some equipment was still outstanding. Further reports of two missing windsurfer were then received, so resources were tasked to locate. One windsurfer located by safety boat, second located sheltering at Smallmouth Bay, rejoining when a break in the weather allowed. Portland Bill CRT established some of missing equipment was located at the Sailing Academy and reported this to the NMOC to pass on details and reunite to owners.

With all casualties accounted for, all resources were stood down from the incident, although both MRU remained on scene until subsequent squalls had passed, in case of further incidents.
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